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Helsinki – World Design Capital for 2012

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Helsinki – World Design Capital for 2012


Logo: – World Design Capital – Helsinki 2012

Finnish design has a long and distinguished history. It is no exaggeration to say that design is ever-present in the Finnish lifestyle. “We respect traditions and cherish the past but, above all, design represents our future” spokesman reports.

“Diverse public WDC (World Design Capital) events will take place in Finland and abroad. It is not our aim, however, to be a 365-day fireworks show; we want to delve deeper into the new role of sustainable design from a broad perspective, and achieve things whose impact will reach far into the future. Even more than what happens in autumn 2012, we are concerned with what will take place in spring 2021″.


World Student Capital 2012

“More than anything, we want to inspire dialogue on how design can be used to make life better, easier and more functional. These are the questions that we will strive to answer in our projects and initiatives. Design exists for people”.

While there are many awards that recognize individual accomplishments in design, the World Design Capital (WDC) designation is unique as it aims to focus on the broader essence of design’s impact on urban spaces, economies and citizens.

The designation provides a distinctive opportunity for cities to feature their accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design, as well as highlight their successes in urban revitalization strategies.

The World Design Capital is an initiative of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid).

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is a non-profit organization that protects and promotes the interests of the profession of industrial design.

Founded in 1957, Icsid serves as a unified voice of over 50 nations through which members can express their views and be heard on an international platform. Since its inception, Icsid has continued to develop its wide-reaching network of students and professionals devoted to the recognition, success and growth of the industrial design community.


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